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Say hello to the Big Bomb Onigiri, a beast of a Japanese rice ball

2022-08-01T06:00:00Z
Famous rice-producing region goes big with a huge offering to attract customers.

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Giant fried chicken cutlet won’t fit in the buns of this burger from Japanese restaurant chain

2022-07-31T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s cutest bird as a rice ball, styled like anime school punks are the country’s coolest capsule toy

2022-07-31T15:00:00Z

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Cute pouches celebrate a popular ice cream sandwich’s 50th anniversary!

2022-07-31T15:00:00Z

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“Just hold it in your mouth” 3-minutes-a-day karaoke training device released in Japan

2022-07-31T15:00:00Z

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Japanese convenience store chain FamilyMart embiggens products by 40% for the same price

2022-07-31T15:00:00Z

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Starbucks releases 3 of its popular 47 prefecture-exclusive Frappuccinos across Japan

2022-07-31T15:00:00Z

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Grey pockmarked sheet of paper revealed to be a stunningly colorful work of art when lifted up

2022-07-31T15:00:00Z

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Is Japan’s new pain-in-the-butt instant ramen also a joy in the stomach?【Taste test】

2022-08-02T05:00:00Z
Cup Noodle maker tells us upfront that this is going to be a hassle, but is it worth the time and energy?

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Card Captor Sakura’s Dream Staff Makes for An Elegant Earring

posted on 2022-08-02 11:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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Life-Sized Pochita from Chainsaw Man Coming to the Crunchyroll Store!

August 02, 2022 12:00pm CDT
Plus—Power 1/7-scale collectible figure debuts. Pre-order cutoff is 10/24!

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Oshi stick for taking photos of photos of your favorite celebs and characters, selling at Daiso

2022-08-02T18:00:00Z
Works great for dolls, figures, and models too.

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Attention home takoyaki chefs! Japan now has a specialty store for takoyaki flour【Taste test】

2022-08-03T01:00:00Z
The Kansai region loves octopus dumplings, but will our Kansai-born takoyaki fan love this store’s flour?

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McDo…raemon! McDonald’s Japan offering Doraemon Shake and pie for festival season

2022-08-03T01:30:00Z
It’s like an Anywhere Door for your sweet tooth.

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Mega Nigiri Sushi in Okinawa is top quality AND super cheap, a unicorn in the sushi world

2022-08-03T03:00:00Z
Looking for top-quality sushi at an incredibly low price in the capital of Okinawa? This hidden gem will tick all your boxes.

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Incense shaped into human outlines evokes memories of dearly departed’s favorite activities

2022-08-01T15:00:00Z

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Japanese vending machine sells one of the country’s premium fruits at a surprisingly generous price

2022-08-01T15:00:00Z

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Why Japanese instant noodles are now dedicated to Nine-Tailed Fox Demoness freed from Killing Stone

2022-08-01T15:00:00Z

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Great… Now I want to try that…

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Become the Surgeon of Death by eating Law’s Devil Fruit from One Piece in Japan

2022-08-02T15:00:00Z

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Japanese candy Hi-Chew says a heartfelt, ridiculous goodbye as it retires Green Apple flavor【Vid】

2022-08-03T13:00:00Z
Famous anime voice actor voices flavor that’s stepping out of the spotlight after 40 years.

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Exclusive Fire Force Pop! Burns Bright in the Crunchyroll Store!

August 03, 2022 12:00pm CDT
Princess Hibana (Glow-in-the-Dark) has arrived!

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Collect ’em all! New Pokéfuta accessories now available at Village Vanguard

2022-08-04T01:00:00Z
Can’t visit all the Pokéfuta around Japan? Why not collect them?

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Starbucks Japan brings back three regional-exclusive Jimoto Frappuccinos for a limited time

2022-08-04T03:30:00Z
Only three prefectures have been deemed worthy of a re-release.

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Naruto & Sasuke Transform into Adorable Handmade Kokeshi Dolls

August 03, 2022 11:23pm CDT
TV anime’s 20th anniversary items will be shipped in late October

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Long-awaited reappearance of pear-flavored GariGarikun feted by popsicle lovers in Japan

2022-08-02T15:00:00Z

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BEASTARS’ Legoshi and Haru Dance the Night Away in Detailed New Figure

August 04, 2022 4:10am CDT
Pre-orders go up on the usual sites on August 5

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Japanese festival-inspired bread lineup lands at convenience stores including okonomiyaki bread

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Beautiful seasonal sweets represent Japanese summer with fireworks festival wagashi

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Retro Japanese cafe apparel lineup salutes the ice cream soda float

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Japan’s museum art display bag are perfect for showing off your favorite anime character

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Princess Mononoke celebrates 25th anniversary with awesome lineup of goods, including Yakul plushie

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Show off your Cardcaptor Sakura love with this stylish keychain lineup

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Rum and sake infused anko red bean paste brings a boozy kick to change the Japanese sweets game

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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“Manly omurice” restaurant Egg Bomb offers omurice with fried chicken, other hearty combos

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Giant taiyaki seatbelt cushions make Japan’s favorite fish-shaped pastry your driving buddy

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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New Japanese website lets you build or recreate the perfect cat–with over 200 million combinations

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Overflowing otoro, uni and ikura sushi joins all-you-can-eat menu at Sushi Bar Fujiyama

2022-08-03T15:00:00Z

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Standees of All 195 Made in Abyss Ilblu Villagers Can Be Yours… for $1500

posted on 2022-08-04 11:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis
From the cute to the eldritch (to the decidedly phallic) Made in Abyss’ Ilblu Village is full of all kinds of crazy-looking Hollow characters.

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We ate all eight kinds of cold noodles from 7-Eleven and here’s our favourites【Taste test】

2022-08-05T01:00:00Z
Chilled noodles are the perfect summer meal, but which ones reign supreme?

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Starbucks Japan’s new cream pie’s looks are freaking people out

2022-08-05T05:00:00Z
”Pearl chocolate” looks like something else, many are saying.

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The Power of the Serpent Hashira Can Be in Your Hands In New SMOL Demon Slayer Figure

August 05, 2022 2:04am CDT
Obanai Iguro joins the G.E.M Series line-up

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Inugami Korone Gets Tough With Kunio-kun Collab Goods

August 05, 2022 10:00am CDT
Hololive Vtuber teams up with long-running beat-em-up video game series for T-shirts, keychains, and more

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When life gives you McDonald’s curry sauce, make…curry rice!

2022-08-05T17:45:00Z
How successful with this experiment be?

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Idols from Phantom of the Idol, ZOMBIE LAND SAGA, Pripara, & Polar Bear Cafe Gather in Special Collab

August 05, 2022 8:35pm CDT
Each idol has his or her own special circumstances.

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From watermelon to waterpizza: We tried making fruit pizza to beat the heat【SoraKitchen】

2022-08-06T01:00:00Z
It’s super easy, customizable, and there’s no oven involved.

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New Kirby Cafe coming to Japan’s most underappreciated foodie town with exclusive menu items

2022-08-06T05:00:00Z
Kirby, and his appetite, show some love to Nagoya.

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Salt Milk Bean Paste…Omelette? Japanese bakery adds a surprise to its cake section

2022-08-06T07:00:00Z
A new treat that’s got everyone talking.

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Book Teaches You How to Do Your Nails Twisted-Wonderland-Style

posted on 2022-08-06 09:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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Cute Stuffed Pui Pui Molcars—Now With Tiny Hats!

posted on 2022-08-06 11:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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We fall in love with a bucket of Japanese custard pudding【Taste test】

2022-08-07T00:30:00Z
Something else to check off our bucket (of pudding) list.

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Stylish Japanese cream sodas, cafe fare and more await on the second floor at Kissa Nikai

2022-08-06T15:00:00Z

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Unleash Your Wallet For This US$1,500 1/3 Scale Berserk Guts Figure

August 07, 2022 4:08am CDT
The Berserk manga returned on June 24

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How to make the most beautiful at-home tamagokakegohan ever with a 100 yen store kitchen gadget

2022-08-07T05:00:00Z
After a trip to the 100 yen shop, our TKG looks like a million bucks.

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Japan has a special beer brewed to go great with dried ramen noodle snacking

2022-08-07T09:00:00Z
Oh, baby, Babeer is here!

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Only 60 People Will Get These Hand-Made Sailor Moon Glass Pens

posted on 2022-08-07 09:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis
Each of these glass pens is based on the Crisis Moon Compact as seen in the Sailor Moon Eternal films.

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We try making a low-calorie katsu with tofu instead of pork【SoraKitchen】

2022-08-07T18:00:00Z
Can we make a healthy, plant-based alternative to pork with tofu?

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What’s the secret behind these three rice bowls?

2022-08-08T01:00:00Z
There’s more, or maybe less, to this trio than meets the eye.

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New pickled ginger drink takes ginger shots to a whole other level

2022-08-08T03:15:00Z
Are you game enough to drink pickle juice?

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From Food Waste to Beer: Bread Crusts and Coffee Beans Transformed into Delicious Brews

2022-08-07T15:00:00Z

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The most expensive ice cream in Japan? Metallic soft serve frays the nerves of staff who make it

2022-08-08T05:00:00Z
Sparkly soft serve gives you equally sparkly poops the next day.

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You can wear the Princess Mononoke curse on your fingers with new Ghibli ring and accessory line

2022-08-08T17:30:00Z
Or you can opt for a kimono sash strap with an assassin hiding inside a murdered boar’ skin. It’s up to you!

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‘86’ Kids Take Time Off War For Summer Pop-Up Store

posted on 2022-08-08 16:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Dakimakura covers show off the contrast between their uniforms & beachwear

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We try Starbucks’ buzzworthy (and slightly gross) new cream pie to see how good it really is

2022-08-09T01:20:00Z
Hopefully they won’t hatch into snails in our stomachs.

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NEKOPARA Angel & Devil Themed Original Art Merch Available Now at animate International

Aug 8th 2022

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Studio Ghibli lover recreates treat prized by bathhouse workers in Spirited Away

2022-08-08T15:00:00Z

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Watermelon-looking rice balls go on sale in Tokyo, bring Mr. Sato bitter memories of regret

2022-08-09T05:00:00Z
Some seeds you can’t spit out.

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Gin-Iro-Neko and Nintama Rantarō Release Anime Ninja Inspired Tea

August 09, 2022 8:11am CDT
The long-running anime gets seven teas, available online or in-store

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This super easy cold Korean spicy ramen dish will make summer 100 times more delicious

2022-08-09T13:00:00Z
Not all spicy food has to be hot; sometimes, it’s refreshing!

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Very limited sale of glasses that can halt or reverse nearsightedness begin in Japan

2022-08-09T15:00:00Z
A pair of truly “corrective” lenses?

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Madoka Magic’s Soul Gems Make for Atmospheric Lamps

posted on 2022-08-09 11:45 EDT by Richard Eisenbeis

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New Exclusive Dragon Ball Z Funko Pop! Now in the Crunchyroll Store!

August 09, 2022 12:00pm CDT
Piccolo (Driving Exam) Pop! Has Arrived

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Round Out Your Evangelion-Themed Daily Carry With Rei Ayanami Bluetooth Earbuds From final

August 09, 2022 12:26pm CDT
New earbuds feature voice prompts by Megumi Hayashibara

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‘Obey Me!’ Happy 1st Devil Day! Merch to Celebrate the 1st Anniversary of the Japanese Release Open for Pre-order at animate International

Aug 9th 2022

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AppleBooks Anime: Wolf Children E-Sakuga

Aug 9th 2022

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Eating every kind of cold noodle dish from Family Mart to stave off the summer heat【Taste test】

2022-08-10T01:30:00Z
‘Tis the season for cold noodles!

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No timer? No problem! Nissin reveals nifty tip to cook Cup Noodles just right

2022-08-08T15:00:00Z

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Mint candies that “make even your sighs cute” released in Japan

2022-08-09T15:00:00Z

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Swim with jellyfish in the Okinawan seas with these gorgeous Japanese glasses

2022-08-09T15:00:00Z

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Burger King releases world’s first Ice Whopper in Japan

2022-08-09T15:00:00Z

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McDonald’s Japan’s Doraemon-themed Banana Chocolate Pie [Review]

2022-08-09T15:00:00Z

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Lingerie Brand Peach John Teams Up With One Piece Film: Red For Some Night Attire [NSFW]

August 10, 2022 4:14am CDT
Japan’s top cosplayer Enako models the outfits based on Uta, Nami and Robin

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Shaved ice? No thanks – we’re having a shaved milkshake at this Japanese cafe instead!【Photos】

2022-08-10T06:00:00Z
And naturally we’re getting a fist-sized purin pudding as a topping.

Totoro Catbus is now the best shape desserts, amazing Japanese macaron chef proves【Video】

2022-08-11T05:00:00Z
We’re not sure if we want to ride it or eat it, but we do know that we love it.

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Four Traditional Teas Celebrate the New Touken Ranbu Film Trilogy

August 11, 2022 9:34am CDT
Enjoy sencha, hojicha, and more inspired by Toku Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru ~Setsugetsuka~

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Princess Mononoke’s Great Forest Spirit figure adds solemn Ghibli style to any home【Photos】

2022-08-11T15:30:00Z
Even 25 years after the release of the Hayao Miyazaki classic, no other Ghibli character can match the deer god’s presence.

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New Exclusive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba Funko Pop! in the Crunchyroll Store!

August 11, 2022 12:00pm CDT
Zenitsu Is Awake and Available

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World’s first Takoyaki Guitar created in Japan, features a gas grill and octopus balls | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2022-08-11T17:30:00Z
The best-sounding takoyaki you’ll ever hear.

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Chowing down on dirt-cheap gyoza and insane portions at Fukuoka’s Gyoza Supermarket Pub

2022-08-12T03:00:00Z
Despite gyoza taking the center stage at this restaurant, something else on the menu provided the biggest shock of all.

The best way to chill out with noodles this summer? Polar bear bowls!

2022-08-11T15:00:00Z

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Grab yourself a squiddy drink with these adorable sea animal cups

2022-08-11T15:00:00Z

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Re:Zero Merch Accessories Contain Clever Character References - Interest - Anime News Network

posted on 2022-08-12 09:45 EDT by Kim Morrissy
Emilia’s bracelet incorporates her hairpiece, while Rem and Ram’s use the ribbon on their headdresses

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Daiso’s 100-yen ramen egg makers even better in smaller sizes | SoraNews24 -Japan News-

2022-08-13T03:15:00Z
Our resident eggman’s dream comes true, kookookachoo.